CFP: The reception of the church fathers and early church historians, c.1470-1650


The early thinkers and historians of the church have exercised a
perennial influence on Christian thought, but the period between 1470
and 1650 was especially remarkable in this respect. This one-day
workshop aims to gather scholars from different nationalities and
disciplines to present the latest research into early modern patristic
scholarship. Invited speakers include:

– Anthony Grafton (Princeton University)
– Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge)
– Richard Serjeantson (University of Cambridge)
– Andrew Taylor (University of Cambridge)
– Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia)

The workshop will conclude with a keynote lecture by Jean-Louis Quantin
(Sorbonne, Paris).

The organisers now invite applications from scholars at any stage of
their career working on early modern patristic scholarship, including
graduate students, to deliver papers at this event. Papers may address
any aspect of the reception of the church fathers and early church
historians between c.1470 and 1650, but submissions that explore their
use in times, places, texts and themes that have fallen outside the
focus of existing historiography are particularly encouraged.

If you wish to present a twenty-five minute paper at this event, please
send a proposal (of no more than 300 words) and a short bio/CV to by 1 June 2016. General
registration will open in July 2016.

Find out more at the conference website:

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